Fall is optimum tree- and shrub-planting time. Planting instructions usually end with the advice to water the new tree or shrub well and then apply an even layer of mulch to conserve soil moisture and regulate soil temperatures. This is … Read Article
The rose curculio beetle is a weevil that loves to munch roses, particularly yellow and white varieties. They’re reddish-black, ¼” long and they feed at night. The rose weevil dives into the flowers with its snout. If the plant isn’t … Read Article
Rabbits were a big problem for me last year. Any tips on stopping them from eating my entire garden?
Something seems to be eating my coneflower petals. Any idea what it could be?
Whether they need to save money or they just want to live more self-sufficiently, many people are turning to DIY projects and homemade products to get things done around the home. For gardeners this might include creating our own compost, … Read Article
A neighborhood cat keeps walking through my garden and I don’t want him to. What can I do?
What can you tell me about scale insects?
I saw an opossum in my garden. What can you tell me about opossums?
Cutworms are the larvae—or caterpillars—of a number of different night-flying moth species. Living up to their name, these pesky larvae cut down young plants at the soil surface or below when they feed. Although they do not cause damage once … Read Article
What is winter moth and what can I do about it?
If you live in a light green area of this map, you probably don’t need to read further. However, if you live in or visit the yellow or red areas, read on. The map came out of a study on … Read Article